After Dusk

by Diane Nalini

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Reviews of After dusk:

"After dusk is a gorgeous collection of standards sung with quiet, enunciated power." - Time Out magazine (London, UK)

"Nalini relies on a pure tone and sensitive lyric interpretation for her impact. Choosing to be backed by only guitar and bass further adds to her no-safety-net approach. Happily, it all works wonderfully." - Ian McGillis, Planet Jazz Magazine

"Performing with only guitar and bass presents a challenge that few singers would accept. The outstanding contributions of Mike Rud and Dave Watts as both accompanists and soloists have helped Diane meet the challenge and present an intimate trio performance of unadorned beauty." Doug Rollins

"What I like about Diane's singing is its honesty, lack of affectation and her obvious love of the music she is performing. Her pitching and phrasing are very musical, and her voice natural and extremely "listenable". This is her first CD, and it contains a lovely range of material beautifully performed here by Diane and her accompanists." - Acclaimed jazz vocalist Norma Winstone.

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released October 30, 2001

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Diane Nalini

Diane Nalini sings and composes in four languages. She's sung at festivals around the globe, and given gala performances for President Bill Clinton and Sir Paul McCartney. She was nominated for the Grand Prix de Jazz at the 2002 Montreal International Jazz Festival and won 2nd prize in the UK’s Young Jazz Vocalist of the Year awards for 2001. Her original songs have been featured in several films. ... more

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Track Name: After Dusk
AFTER DUSK music: Mike Rud, lyrics: Diane Nalini

Among the folded letters that he keeps
Within a space forgotten, buried deep
Words she wrote in haste
Tenderly embraced
Now resound forever in their hiding place

And after dusk, he wanders through the park
When memories play havoc in the dark
Though she lingers there,
Now he must prepare
To face the world alone and move beyond despair

And in his dreams, the dance begins once more
Safe in his arms, she leads him through the door
But the spell must break
Suddenly he wakes
Nothing there to fill the hollow ache

Beyond the farthest corner of his mind
Within a place forgotten, lost in time
Though she lingers there,
Now he must prepare
To face the world alone and move beyond despair.
Track Name: The Portrait On The Wall
THE PORTRAIT ON THE WALL by Diane Nalini

I remember the stars in your eyes
So bright, I drowned in their glow
I recall their melancholy tenderness
Your vagrant eyes that said goodbye to life
So long ago
Stare at me from a portrait on the wall

I remember the nights when I cried
To hear your softest refrain
I recall the sadness in your song
Can it be that only yesterday
I heard your voice
Telling me not to remember anymore

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